We are having our first ink jet printer being installed on Tuesday. Since the our first computer (Sprint) till now we've been big Gerber users. Plotters, Edge, Router, etc. We are currently running Omega 2.6. We have always been very happy with it, but we are over due for an upgrade. Now with the Roland printer, we will probably use Illustrator (we have CS2) and Corel (we have 12). Obviously we have tons of files we'll continue to use in Omega. I don't suppose the latest version of Omega supports Roland printers. I would love to hear from anyone who has faced this issue, and how they deal with it. I have a pretty basic working knowledge of Illustrator and Corel. Any comments would be most welcome.
Duncan the Roland printer has its own RIP program you should be able to export your Gerber files to eps format and then print from the RIP. Not sure if you can send the contour cuts from Omega or if you will have to do that from Corel or Illustrator. I am sure there must be a way to use your files.
[ July 22, 2012, 07:22 PM: Message edited by: Dennis Raap ]
-------------------- Dennis Raap Raap Signs Posts: 839 | From: Coopersville, MI | Registered: Feb 2003
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Dennis, I got her installed today and training. I'm already printing jobs and loving it. Imports from Omega are fine as eps or pdf. I've just got to figure out how to assign a special colour for contour cuts, and I won't need Corel or Illustrator for my everyday simple stuff. Has anyone figured out how to do this? I suspect it is possible, just got to do some fiddling around. I'll probably do some stuff in Corel as Corel does a better job at gradients etc. Anyway, I can't believe how fast it went from out of the box to printing high quality images.